Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 29.7% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 82.3% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 37.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 16.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 39.4% more on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 66.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 48.5% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.5% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 91.7% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 52.3% more coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy compared to Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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